Saturday, March 28, 2009

Osceola County Courthouse in Sibley

Osceola County was named for Seminole Chief Osceola, who fought preserve the land and rights of his people.

Osceola County’s first courthouse was a two-story frame structure built in 1872 in Sibley. Its design included shutters, front and rear steps, and other amenities. In addition to courthouse purposes, the building also was used for a school and church.

Osceola County’s current courthouse, a Classical brick and stone design by F. W. Kinney, was completed in 1903. The original design featured a tall domed clocktower was shortened to a square cupola in 1925, then removed in 1961. The Osceola County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

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